UPDATE: Lake Montezuma diaper dumper caught

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Diaper dumping for over a year

UPDATE MARCH 12:

YAVAPAI COUNTY -- The following is a press release from the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office:

On March 11, 2009 at 10 P.M., a Yavapai County Sheriff's Office deputy developed information identifying a criminal littering suspect residing in the 4300 block of Lakeside Circle, Lake Montezuma. The deputy had been investigating complaints involving the dumping of trash bags containing used adult diapers throughout the Lake Montezuma during the last couple of years.

Upon arrival at the Lakeside home, the deputy contacted 43-year-old Kimberly Liner about the allegations. Once confronted with the information, Liner immediately admitted to occasionally littering area roadways over the last few months with bags of adult diapers. Liner, who lives with a disability, explained that she had to do this because the trash containers where she lives were always full. She also claimed there were times it was difficult to walk to the dumpster and it was easier to toss the bags from her car while driving. Her hope was that public road crews would pick up the bags and dispose of them properly. She assured the deputy this practice would stop.

The deputy examined the home and found areas of excessive trash in some of the rooms. Liner, who lives alone, is attempting to clean up the mess. Due to concern regarding Liner's living conditions, the deputy contacted Adult Protective Services for follow-up and intervention.

Liner signed a summons for a pending court date regarding a Criminal Littering charge.

ORIGINAL REPORT:

YAVAPAI COUNTY -- The following is a release from the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office:

The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office is attempting to locate the person responsible for routinely dumping bags of used adult diapers in the Lake Montezuma area. According to area residents, this activity has been going on for at least a year.

In many instances, the bags of diapers are dumped adjacent to the Beaver Creek Golf Course area on Montezuma Avenue and occasionally near freeway entrance and exit ramps to the I17 off of Beaver Creek Road (see attached photos submitted by concerned residents).

The diapers are usually contained in white plastic trash bags and dumped on the roadside without any apparent effort to place them in the proper trash container. The act of leaving these bags on public roadways constitutes Criminal Littering along with the obvious health hazard resulting from exposed human waste. Although not confirmed, it is likely the bags are being thrown from a moving vehicle. As a result, YCSO is encouraging area residents to be on the lookout and note descriptions and license plate information for any vehicle seen connected with the dumping.

If you have any information regarding the suspects responsible for this unlawful activity, please contact the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office at 928-771-3260, or you may report information anonymously to Yavapai Silent Witness at 800-932-3232.